November

Upcoming events

    • 13 Jul 2022
    • 14 Dec 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Online

    Understand what a credit report is and what is on it, learn how to check your credit report and how to dispute errors, what a credit score is and what makes up a credit score.

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    Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange


    HSP / MD Workforce Exchange

    The MD Dept of Labor requires customers receiving unemployment to show 3 activities relating to their job search, customers must be registered in the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) to receive credit. Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange.


    • 20 Jul 2022
    • 21 Dec 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Online

    Learn steps to tackle debt and prioritize debt repayment, what to avoid in dealing with creditors and understand debt collection rules and ways to deal with debt collectors.

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    Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange


    HSP / MD Workforce Exchange

    The MD Dept of Labor requires customers receiving unemployment to show 3 activities relating to their job search, customers must be registered in the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) to receive credit. Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange.


    • 27 Jul 2022
    • 28 Dec 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Online

    Discuss failure to pay rent, rent in Escrow, Tenant Holding Over, and Tenant Checklists.

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    Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange


    HSP / MD Workforce Exchange

    The MD Dept of Labor requires customers receiving unemployment to show 3 activities relating to their job search, customers must be registered in the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) to receive credit. Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange.


    • 03 Aug 2022
    • 07 Dec 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Online

    ARN IT, PLAN IT, KEEP IT:  Examine your money values and habits, learn how to set financial goals, and understand how and why to use a Spending Plan.

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    Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange


    HSP / MD Workforce Exchange

    The MD Dept of Labor requires customers receiving unemployment to show 3 activities relating to their job search, customers must be registered in the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) to receive credit. Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange.


    • 10 Sep 2022
    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Prince George's Community College, Chesapeake Hall, 1st Floor, Suite 108.

    Cash Flow Investment Training (INTRO & More)

    You are invited to join us at one (1) or each of the sessions being offered. The creator of the Cash Flow financial exercise, Mr. Robert Kiosaki, suggests we play two (2) or three (3) times for the lessons and behavior to become real to us. JOIN US as we will have sessions in September, and October, and November.

    RSVP to receive a calendar invite! Capacity is Limited!


    Chesapeake Hall | 1st Floor | Suite 108 - Masks are strongly advised*

    10:30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m. 

    Registration Form


    • 05 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Online

    CCCSMD and HCAR (Howard County Association of Realtors) have partnered up to bring you a series of First Time Homebuyer Webinars aimed at providing education around Homeownership.

    Interested in buying a home? Join CCCSMD, a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency, for a FREE homeownership education webinar that will cover:

    • The purchase process and your homebuying team
    • Overcoming barriers to homeownership
    • Budgeting
    • Credit
    • Upfront and ongoing costs
    • Advantages and challenges of homeownership
    • And more!
    Register Now

    Registration is required. For registration assistance: call (800) 642-2227

    *Certificate issued upon completion of the webinar and One-on-One Pre-Purchase Housing Counseling Session. 

    • 16 Nov 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online

    Dear Community Partner,

    On Nov. 16, Consumer Action is celebrating its 51st anniversary, with the theme "Restoring Trust." As part of this special event, we will host a free virtual convening (webinar) to examine how to overcome barriers to housing and access to credit, which are chief contributors to spiraling housing insecurity. We also will explore how lawmakers, community leaders, and private, public and community-based organizations can collaborate to create solutions to this crisis.

    In the United States, approximately 26 million Americans are “credit invisible” and unscorable. Without a credit score, or with an inaccurately lower score due to credit reporting errors, it is challenging for consumers to access credit, loans (including mortgages) and rental housing. Most consumers excluded from the financial system are immigrants, minorities, students and renters.

    The lack of credit scores that landlords and mortgage lenders require, combined with a limited housing market with few affordable or accessible options, frequently pushes consumers into substandard or unaffordable homes. When housing costs are more than a household can afford, this can lead to foreclosure or eviction, which can impact consumers beyond the immediate loss of a home, pushing households into poverty and homelessness and hindering their ability to obtain decent housing in the future. 

    Let's discuss!

    The virtual convening will feature speakers Gabe del Rio, president and CEO of Homeownership Council of America; attorney Kevin S. Rabin, director of litigation at Three Rivers Legal Services; Mike Koprowski, national campaign director for the National Low Income Housing Coalition; Mia Ives-Rublee, director of the Disability Justice Initiative for the Center for American Progress; and Chi Chi Wu, staff attorney with the National Consumer Law Center.

    This virtual event will cover:

    • An examination of the barriers to safe, affordable and accessible housing for older Americans, disabled consumers and renters
    • A look at the structural barriers and biases that impede access to affordable credit and financial services
    • A discussion on how persistent barriers to housing and access to essential financial services are impacting certain communities
    • Solutions, such as special purpose credit programs (SPCPs), and common-sense policy reform, such as eviction record expungement, that can increase access to housing
    • Ways lawmakers and public, private and community-based organizations can work together to restore trust by ensuring equal access to credit and housing for all consumers

    AFC professionals can earn 1.5 CEUs for participation in this free, 90-minute virtual convening.

    Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
    Time: 10:00 a.m. PT (11:00 a.m. MT; 12:00 p.m. CT; 1:00 p.m. ET)
    Click here to register.

    If you have questions for our guest speakers, please send them to linda.williams@consumer-action.org by Nov. 9. We want to hear from you! Also, please email me with any questions regarding this event.

    We look forward to your participation.

    Sincerely,

    Linda Williams
    Community Outreach and Training Manager


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